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This learned volume… the book reads well --Word Magazine

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Janet McCabe is Research Associate (TV Drama) at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is Managing Editor of Critical Studies in Television and author of Feminist Film Studies: Writing the Woman into Cinema (Wallflower, 2004). Kim Akass is Research Fellow (TV Drama) at Manchester Metropolitan University and is co-editor of Critical Studies in Television. Janet McCabe and Kim Akass are joint Series Editors of the Reading Contemporary Television Series at I.B.Tauris. They have co-edited and contributed to Reading Sex and the City (2004), Reading Six Feet Under: TV To Die For (2005), Reading The L Word: Outing Contemporary Television (2006) and Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence (2006, all I.B.Tauris).

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Quality Discussion on Quality Subject 29 Mar. 2010
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Referencing the origins of the term 'Quality TV' this book manages to engage with contemporary issues surrounding the Quality TV studies field. However, while they discuss the problems generated by use of the word 'quality' and its implications for value judgments, canonical organization, and class structures, they all fall short to offer a strong argument on how to actually deal with these issues.
Regardless, and to keep this brief, this is a fantastic book to introduce its readers to the concept of Quality TV without ignoring the various ways in which scholarship has yet to address the subject.
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